Bluford cabooses

Steve Rodgers Nov 21, 2013

  1. Steve Rodgers

    Steve Rodgers TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    The first HO announcement will ship by the end of December.
    Please check out all of our HO caboose announcements at
    bluford-shops.com
    Steve
     
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  2. Steve Rodgers

    Steve Rodgers TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    The first announcement of the transfer cabooses are arriving in shops today!
    Steve
     
  3. Tim Mc

    Tim Mc TrainBoard Member

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    I primarily model N scale, but couldn't pass up getting two of these in Mopac for my HO MP SD50s and KMCX coal train (HO layout will eventually be built). BTW, I love my Bluford Mopac cabooses in N scale and looking forward to a rerun SOON! ;)
     
  4. Colonel

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    I have a couple on order will have to check with my dealer
     
  5. Flashwave

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    My LHS got these in. I hadnt planned to spend money today, nor did i really think i would buy one of these gorgeous cabeece, but this followed me out anyways..

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  6. river_eagle

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    have one ordered, and was hoping to see it this week
     
  7. Steve Rodgers

    Steve Rodgers TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    We will rerun the MPs mid to late summer with new road numbers for those who didn't get their orders filled. Maybe the SP and UP as well.
    Most road names have sold out from our distributors.
     
  8. river_eagle

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    According to tracking, mine should be here tomorrow (Friday)
     
  9. Nick Lorusso

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    I couldn't pass up SP #1.
     
  10. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    more images please
     
  11. Flashwave

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    Hey guys, quickie update: My experience with the INRD is that these puppies are WAY light. Back of a twenty car train with Sergent couplers and the thing was all over both sides of the ROW constantly. It was like a car going down an icy road with no traction. because of the porches, you can't put the weight over the trucks like it needs to be, but getting into these things without breaking the grab irons is a beech! so, if you feel the urge to siassamble the thing, either to interior it or to put in some additional (IMHO needed) weight, make sure you have the railings pulled out and clear of the body before prying it loose. I think I managed to save all of mine, but one is bent all to heck now. I put four Pinewood derby stick on weights into the thing and she's fine now. No more derailments, and she seems to be very happy with the Sergent coupler.

    Steve: I know its probably too late for the next two runs, but if you get the itch, I would encourage a slight retool in that a thicker slab weight be installed into the cab. Don't have to change anything else, just a bigger weight and a longer screw.
     
  12. Steve Rodgers

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    Morgan,we are looking into more weight in our future runs(Maybe the next run)
    Thank you for posting!
     
  13. Flashwave

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    Awesome, love responsive companies. And if i were smart, i might have weighed the thing to see where it was in regards to standards, that might have been useful...

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  14. Colonel

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    Received my two transfer caboose yesterday they are excellent, lots of detail and very nice looking models

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  15. Steve Rodgers

    Steve Rodgers TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    001.jpg We have had a lot of requests for a rerun of the M.P.s. Sooooo here they are, different road numbers,U1 dot and they will have a little more weight.
    The announcement will be in a few days!
    We will rerun the undecs as well
     
  16. Colonel

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    Any possible retrofit to increase the weight in the current models?
     
  17. Southern Oregonian

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    Does the office section come off? It'd be really easy to add some get some A Line lead sheets and cut it up. I used to do that to the old school IHC cars.

    Just my 2 Cents.

    Josh
     
  18. Southern Oregonian

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    I agree. Not to name names (Athearn, Walthers, Bachmann, BLI), but I'd love it if other companies would value modeler input too. Thanks!

    Joshua Peck
     
  19. Steve Rodgers

    Steve Rodgers TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    1126131515.jpg 1126131516.jpg 1126131604.jpg The N scale caboose shown,but will be the same as in HO.
    Hope this helps. If you have any questions Craig will help you thru it. blufordshops@aol.com or as I like to call him the "Mr. Fixit Guy"
     
  20. Steve Rodgers

    Steve Rodgers TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    Paul most of the folks are happy with the cars as they are.Out of the thousands we shipped only a hand full want to add a little weight.
     

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